Making an announcement for the Make in India campaign, Gionee India has announced its partnership and the plans to invest and get devices manufactured in India, in an association with leading contract manufacturers Foxconn and Dixon.
The investment of 50 million US$ will be done across the next three years, and the facilities of Dixon Technologies and Foxconn is where the investment would be done. While Dixon has its facility at Delhi-NCR, Foxconn has its base set at Andhra Pradesh.
To begin with the association, Foxconn will start manufacturing the F series and P series smartphones, current devices from the lineups, while Dixon will be manufacturing the feature phones as well as other smartphones for Gionee. Having a combined capacity of about 1.2 million phones per month, these facilities will begin production of Gionee phones in the month of October.
Arvind.R.Vohra, Country CEO & MD, Gionee India said
“Make in India as an initiative gives an opportunity to not only take Gionee as brand ahead but also to be actively able to participate in the growth of our economy through various touch points. We are happy to have partnered with the best in business including Foxconn and Dixon and sure that this step will prove to be instrumental in the brands future.”
William Lu, President, Gionee added,
“India market is second home market to Gionee after China and the investment in India manufacturing is just another step in a line up of much more to come for the Indian market and customers”
Apart from the manufacturing investment, Gionee India plans to invest more for the R&D team strengthening in India, which will work on giving a better experience of Gionee’s custom Android UI, the Amigo OS, and make it much more customized for the Indian customers.
Foxconn has lately been into a lot of news, where the company is assembling Xiaomi phones in India, and it also planned to invest $5 billion for a facility in Maharashtra. According to an earlier news, Foxconn was already shipping Infocus phones from its AP plant.